Sunday, September 19, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 09-17-2010

Advisory Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities for Support of Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents
Before Disaster Strikes: Imperatives for Enhancing Defense Support of Civil Authorities

Afghanistan Analysts Network
Who Controls the Vote? Afghanistan’s Evolving Elections

Air University
Air and Space Power Journal, Fall 2010, v. 24, no. 3

o Lorenz on Leadership: Part 3
o Reenabling Air Force Command and Control for Twenty-first-Century Partnerships
o Desert Shield and Desert Storm: 20 Years in Retrospect
o Seeing the Whole Elephant
o Femme Fatale 2010
o Civilian Language Education in America: How the Air Force and Academia Can Thrive Together
o Achieving a Credible Nuclear Defense
o It’s Time to Fight Back: “Operationalizing” Network Defense
o Satellites and Remotely Piloted Aircraft: Two Remotely Operated Ships Passing in the Fight

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision Statement on Capital Standards
Missed Opportunities in the Dodd-Frank Act
The Monumental Task Assigned to the Fed
Proxy Access and the Market for Corporate Control
Regulation of Broker-Dealers and the Dodd-Frank Act

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
German Family Policy and the Idea of “Wahlfreiheit”
German Views on the Ninth Anniversary of 9/11
Promoting Energy Innovation and Investment Through Transatlantic Transfer of Community Energy Politics

American Security Project
Consensus for American Security

Amnesty International
New Order, Same Abuses—Unlawful Detentions and Torture in Iraq
Senegal: Land of Impunity

Asian Development Bank Institute
Fiscal Policy Issues for India after the Global Financial Crisis (2008–2010)

Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
Consequence Management: Steps in the Right Direction?

Brookings Institution
The Challenge of a Nuclear North Korea: Dark Clouds, Only One Silver Lining
Combating Climate Change through Quality Education
The Determinants of Aid Volatility
The Federal Budget Outlook
Making Development Aid More Effective
New Geopolitics and Rediscovery of the US-Japan Alliance: Reshaping “Northeast Asia” Beyond the Border
Obama’s Infrastructure Agenda: Understanding the Pillars
Pakistan’s Future: The Bellagio Papers
Reflections on the Evolution of the China Field in Political Science
States Of Conflict: An Update on Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan
Territorial Disputes and Seabed Petroleum Exploitation: Some Options for the East China Sea
Tracking Economic Recession and Recovery in America’s 100 Largest Metropolitan Areas

Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace
Cambodia—Maritime Security Challenges and Priorities
Security Challenges and Implications for Defense Policy

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
Mexico: Current and Future Political, Economic and Security Trends

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Pakistan’s Roller-Coaster Economy: Tax Evasion Stifles Growth
Three Mirages and Two Markets: Understanding the South Caucasus

CATO Institute
Short Sales Bans: Shooting the Messenger?

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
Eye to the Future: Refocusing State Department Policy Planning
Planning Diplomacy and Development: Force Planning Applications for the State Department and USAID
Rebuilding Diplomacy: A Survey of Past Calls for State Department Transformation

Center for Security Policy
Shariah: The Threat to America: An Exercise in Competitive Analysis - Report of Team 'B' 11

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
Sustaining America’s Strategic Advantage in Long-Range Strike
o Related slides

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Afghanistan: A Progress Report
Part I – Shaping the Campaign
Part II – Meeting the Challenges of 2010
Part III – Implementing the New Strategy
Afghanistan’s National Assembly Elections
Central Asia's Pipelines
The Military Balance in Asia, 1990-2010: A Quantitative Analysis
U.S.-Saudi Security Cooperation and the Impact of U.S. Arms Sales

Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP)
Assessing the Health of Army Laboratories: Funding for Basic Research and Laboratory Capital Equipment
Improving the Army's Next Effort in Technology Forecasting
A Primer on Alternative Transportation Fuels

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Obama's War: Prospects for the Conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Combined Arms Center
The Colloquium, September 2010, v. 3, no. 2
o The Path to Victory: Counterinsurgency Operations in Iraq
Military Review, September-October 2010, v. 90, no. 5
o The Top Seven Myths of U.S. Defense Policy Toward the Americas
o Disarming the Key Leader Engagement
o Thoughts on the Battle for the Mind: IO and COIN in the Pashtun Belt
o National Will from a Threat Perspective
o Heuristics and Biases in Military Decision Making
o Shared Situational Understanding: Fundamental Principles and Iconoclastic Observations
o The Militarization of Gazprom
o The Allure of Quick Victory: Lessons from Peru’s Fight against Sendero Luminoso
o Talking Grand Strategy
o A Practical Approach to Cultural Insight
o Now That We’re Leaving Iraq, What Did We Learn?
o The Challenge of Leadership in the Interagency Environment

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
Fulfilling the Promise of Peace: Human Rights, Peace and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland and Bosnia

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
The Evolving Nature of Terrorism - Nine Years after the 9/11 Attacks

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Pilot Flight and Duty Time Rule

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
Current Security Situation on the Korean Peninsula

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee
The Integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) into the National Airspace System (NAS): Fulfilling Imminent Operational and Training Requirements
Oversight of MWAA, Reagan Washington National Airport and the Perimeter Rule

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
Banking on Reform: Capital Increase Proposals from the Multilateral Development Banks

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
Nuclear Terrorism: Strengthening Our Domestic Defenses, Part II

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
Fiscal Policy Choices in Uncertain Times

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Afghanistan's Unpromising Elections
Rising Midterm Economic Pressures

Danish Institute for International Security (DIIS)
‘Old’ versus ‘New’ Europe: The 2002-08 Straitjacket of European Geopolitics

Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
Interagency Combating WMD Database of Responsibilities, Authorities, and Capabilities (INDRAC) website

Department of Defense
Better Buying Power: Guidance for Obtaining Greater Efficiency and Productivity in Defense Spending
Guidance Roadmap
DoD Instruction 2200.01, Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP), September 15, 2010
DoD Instruction 3115.12, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), August 24, 2010
Directive-Type Memorandum DTM-08-011, Intelligence Oversight Policy Guidance, March 26, 2008, Incorporating Change 1, September 8, 2010
Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM) 08-021, DoD Use of the Civil Search and Rescue Satellite-aided Tracking (SARSAT) System for Support to Personnel Recovery, October 17, 2008 - Incorporating Change 1, September 16, 2010
Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM) 08-027, Security of Unclassified DoD Information on Non-DoD Information Systems, July 31, 2009 - Incorporating Change 1, September 16, 2010
Directive-Type Memorandum DTM-08-052, DoD Guidance for Reporting Questionable Intelligence Activities and Significant or Highly Sensitive Matters, June 17, 2009 - Incorporating Change 1, September 10, 2010

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
OIG-10-107 - Recommendations to Improve the Coast Guard’s System for Adjudicating Suspension and Revocation Matters
OIG-10-114 - Federal Emergency Management Agency Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center Tenant Satisfaction Survey)

Department of State
Consular Notification and Access
The Consular Notification and Access Manual
Update: U.S. Response to Pakistan's Flooding Disaster

Department of the Air Force
2010 Combat Air Force Strategic Plan

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Country Analysis Brief: United Kingdom

EU Institute for Security Studies
Human Rights Challenges in EU Civilian Crisis Management: The Cases of EUPOL and EUJUST LEX
Humanitarian Action in Pakistan: A Case for EU Political Involvement
State and Society: The Democratic Challenge

European Policy Centre
Nagorno-Karabakh – A Ticking Time Bomb
EU Strategic Partnerships: Are They Worth the Name?

Foreign Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Crime in the United States, 2009

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
The Constitutional History of U.S. Foreign Policy: 222 Years of Tension in the Twilight Zone
Defending U.S. Maritime Commerce In Peacetime From 1794 To Today
Mexico: The Bicentennial and Beyond

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Combating Nuclear Smuggling: Inadequate Communication and Oversight Hampered DHS Efforts to Develop an Advanced Radiography System to Detect Nuclear Materials, GAO-10-1041T [testimony]
Defense Health Care: Status of Efforts to Address Lack of Compliance with Personality Disorder Separation Requirements, GAO-10-1013T [testimony]
Defense Planning: DOD Needs to Review the Costs and Benefits of Basing Alternatives for Army Forces in Europe, GAO-10-745R
Financial Management Systems: Experience with Prior Migration and Modernization Efforts Provides Lessons Learned for New Approach, GAO-10-808
Information Security: Progress Made on Harmonizing Policies and Guidance for National Security and Non-National Security Systems, GAO-10-916
Iraqi-U.S. Cost-Sharing: Iraq Has a Cumulative Budget Surplus, Offering the Potential for Further Cost-Sharing, GAO-10-304
Joint Strike Fighter: Assessment of DOD's Funding Projection for the F136 Alternate Engine, GAO-10-1020R
Military Training: DOD Continues to Improve Its Report on the Sustainability of Training Ranges, GAO-10-977R
Nuclear Waste: Actions Needed to Address Persistent Concerns with Efforts to Close Underground Radioactive Waste Tanks at DOE's Savannah River Site, GAO-10-816
Perchlorate: Occurrence Is Widespread but at Varying Levels; Federal Agencies Have Taken Some Actions to Respond to and Lessen Releases, GAO-10-769
Veterans' Benefits: Training for Experienced Disability Claims Processors, GAO-10-1029T [testimony]
Whistleblower Protection: Sustained Management Attention Needed to Address Long-standing Program Weaknesses, GAO-10-722

Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force
COMISAF's Counterinsurgency (COIN) Contracting Guidance [8 Sept 2010]

Heritage Foundation
Adding DREAM Act to Defense Bill Is Another Form of Amnesty
Advice and Consent? The Senate Should START with Advice
China’s Indian Provocations Part of Broader Trend
Don’t Ask, I’ll Just Tell You What the Law Should Be: Log Cabin Republicans v. United States
Do Not Undermine the US-European Military Relationship
Federal Pay Still Inflated After Accounting for Skills
Implementing Obamacare: A New Exercise in Old-Fashioned Central Planning
Legalizing Marijuana: Why Citizens Should Just Say No
Nine Years Since 9/11: When Will Congress Wake Up on Homeland Security?
Obama Tax Hikes: McConnell-Grassley Tax Hike Prevention Act Would Help Taxpayers and Economy
Russia’s Proposed New European Security Treaty: A Non-Starter for the U.S. and Europe
Targeting the Yuan: A Feel-Good but Futile Response
Turkey’s Referendum: A Looming Challenge to U.S. Interests?
Twelve Flaws of New START That Will Be Difficult to Fix

Human Rights Watch
Always on the Run: The Vicious Cycle of Displacement in Eastern Congo
Without Protection: How the Lebanese Justice System Fails Migrant Domestic Workers

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
Thinking about Pakistan's Nuclear Security in Peacetime, Crisis and War

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
Civil Separated Plutonium in the INFCIRC/549 States – Taking Stock
Global Fissile Material Stock Charts
Guidelines for the Management of Plutonium (INFCIRC/549): Background and Declarations

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
Monograph 172: The International Criminal Court that Africa Wants
ISS Paper 215: Eco-cop Environmental Policing in Eastern Africa
ISS paper 216: Natural Resources Conflict Management Processes and Strategies in Africa

Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR)
Disgruntled Afghans Throw Out Taleban

International Crisis Group
Pakistan: The Worsening IDP Crisis

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Adjustment under a Currency Peg: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania during the Global Financial Crisis 2008-09
Bank Capital and Uncertainty
Commodity Windfalls, Polarization, and Net Foreign Assets: Panel Data Evidence on the Voracity Effect
Cyprus: Selected Issues
Indonesia: Financial System Stability Assessment
Indonesia: Selected Issues
Monetary Transmission of Global Imbalances in Asian Countries

International Peace Institute (IPI)
The United Nations Security Council and Civil War: First Insights from a New Dataset

International Relations and Security Network
Assessing the Iraq Surge
BP Returns To Libya Decades After Gaddafi’s Revolution
Burma Finds Protective Brother in China
China’s Rise, the US, and Asia’s Angst
A Choice of 9/11s
Georgia Pressing US to OK Defense Purchases
'Ground Zero' Imam Says Plans Misunderstood
Political Is Personal in Peace Process
Reshaping Bank Behavior
Serbia: Trouble in Sandzak
Ugandans Divided Over Somalia Strategy
Uncertainty Remains Over Black Sea Fleet
Washington Turf Wars

International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan
COMISAF's Counterinsurgency (COIN) Contracting Guidance

Japan Ministry of Defense
Defense of Japan 2010 [defense white paper]

Lexington Institute
Radical Multiculturalism a Growing Problem in Public Schools

National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Afghanistan Elections Update

National Security Archive
Former Guatemalan Soldier Sentenced to Ten Years for Lying About Role in Dos Erres Massacre
"No-Go" Tribal Areas Became Basis for Afghan Insurgency Documents Show

Nautilus Institute
The 2009 Australian Defence White Paper: Analysis And Alternatives

New American Foundation
The Battle For Pakistan: Militancy and Conflict in Dir
o Map of Dir
The Battle For Pakistan: Militancy and Conflict in the Frontier Regions
o Map of Frontier Regions
The Battle For Afghanistan: Militancy and Conflict in Helmand
o Map of Helmand
The Battle For Pakistan: Militancy and Conflict in Orakzai
o Map of Orakzai
The Battle For Afghanistan: Militancy and Conflict in Zabul and Uruzgan

Office of The Secretary of Defense/Joint Staff Freedom of Information Reading Rooms
Joint Staff/Joint Operations: Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) History Brief
Congressional Correspondence: Senator Barack Obama, DoD correspondence sent, 2005-2008
Congressional Correspondence: Senator Barack Obama correspondence to DoD, 2005-2008

Palm Center
Don’t Ask Don't Tell Scorecard

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
Muslim Networks and Movements in Western Europe

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
Americans Spending More Time Following the News
Public Focused on Tensions over Islam: Partisans Divide over Media Coverage of Obama

Pew Research Center's Project for Excellent in Journalism
Koran and Cultural Center Put Islam in the News

Project on Government Oversight (POGO)
U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex: How the Country Can Profit and Become More Secure by Getting Rid of Its Surplus Weapons-Grade Uranium

Moving Toward a Sustainable U.S. Defense Budget: Speech Given June 15, 2010, at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Real Instituto Elcano
Africa, AFRICOM and the Path to Stability

Security Council Report
UN Security Council Elections 2010

Security Service MI5
Address at the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals by the Director General of the Security Service, Jonathan Evans

Small Business Administration (SBA)
Global Entrepreneurship and the United States

Small Wars Journal
Comparisons in Nation Building: Korea & Iraq
Drone Attacks and Just War Theory
Fighting for a Narrative: A Campaign Assessment of the US-led Coalition’s Psychological and Information Operations in Afghanistan
Plan Mexico? Towards an Integrated Approach in the War on Drugs
A Remembrance of 9/11
When Relief Aid Becomes Counterproductive: A Study of Intervention in the Congo (2007-2008)

Space Security 2010

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
Lessons Learned in Preparing and Conducting Elections in Afghanistan

Yousuf Nazar - State of Pakistan
Pakistan's Way Forward: Disengagement, Realignment, and Empowerment

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
The Limitations of European Union Reports on Arms Exports: The Case of Central Asia

Truman Project
Afghanistan 101

UK House of Commons Defence Committee
Strategic Defence and Security Review
The Strategic Defence and Security Review - Memoranda

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
Afghanistan: Conditions-Based Redeployment
Advancing New Media Research
Cautious Optimism for Peace in Colombia
Civil Society in Darfur: The Missing Peace
• Finding Common Ground: Kirkuk as a Special Governorate (Arabic edition)
Fulfilling the Promise of Peace: Human Rights, Peace and Reconciliation in Bosnia
The ICJ’s Advisory Opinion on Kosovo
Internal Displacement and Local Peacebuilding in Kenya: Challenges and Innovations
Navigating Negotiations in Afghanistan

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Hamas and the Peace Process: New Talks Highlight Internal Tensions
Three Temptations on the Road to Mideast Peace
The Red Line: How to Assess Progress in U.S. Iran Policy
What Arabs Really Think About Iran

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
U.S. Firearms Trafficking to Mexico: New Data and Insights Illuminate Key Trends and Challenges

World Bank
The Economic Consequences of “Brain Drain” of the Best and Brightest: Microeconomic Evidence from Five Countries